Her albums sell millions, but she makes the headlines more for her wild life than her music. At least she did. Now Pink, the wild child of pop, has finally settled down.
After five years of tempestuous marriage to retired motor-bike racer Carey Hart — they split for two years in 2008 and got back together two years ago — everything is sweetness and light on the domestic front, Pink says.
And now her happy family is complete — the 33-year-old rebel star has a two-year-old daughter, Willow Sage, and she and Carey are living contentedly in their sprawling ranch-style home in Malibu.
But that doesn't mean Pink's stopped being a pop star. She has a new album out this spring and her latest single Just Give Me A Reason, is high in the charts and has a steamy video featuring Pink and Carey. "I've even been trying to cook things like fairy cakes.
My mum just can't believe it."
Can you blame her? Despite her fame and fortune, the girl born Alecia Moore, admits: "I've always been the one who has never fitted in. I was the outsider and the trouble-maker. And I don't regret it one little bit!"
As the street rebel singer Pink, Alecia emerged from the tenements of Philadelphia determined to do things her way. And she's certainly done that.
"I have to admit in the past I've liked trouble," says the superstar who's albums are currently selling at nearly a million a week . "It gave me a buzz. I seemed to upset people all the time because I've never learned how to be diplomatic!"
"I don't want to be formatted and stereotyped. That's what I rebel against. I don't want to be a puppet and let other people make decisions for me. I don't want to be boring and normal!"
Pink says she was a rebel by the time she was 12, "I got the first of my 14 tattoos and got my first body piercing a year later.
"I spent most of my early teenage years getting drunk, arrested and kicked out of school. No wonder the other kids gave me a wide berth."
She confesses: "Everything had to be on the edge. I only knew how to express myself by being self-destructive. I was out of control but that was part of my experience. I had to go through it — and I'm glad I did."
Pink says that she became a teenage rebel after the break-up of her parents' marriage. They split up when her father came back from Vietnam, leaving her mother, a nurse, to care for the family.
"I was devastated when they were divorced and my way of reacting was to be a problem girl at school and escape from the house by staying out as late as possible.
"I was with a real wild crowd. A lot of my friends died through drugs. I went to a lot of funerals when I was a teenager.
"Today I get letters from fans that are just heartbreaking. I spend a lot of time talking to my fans about their problems. I completely understand because I've been there."
Even though he left home when she was young, Pink's father has remained a major influence on her life. "He's a fighter and if he doesn't like something he'll try to change it. I love him."
Pink was just 15 when she became the only girl member of a punk band. Then she sang in Philadelphia nightclubs and at 16 was spotted by a talent scout and signed to the LaFace record label whose stars included Eminem, with whom she became famously linked.
But then Pink began to have second thoughts about being a rebel. And the main reason was meeting motorbike racer Carey." We've had our problems but things are great now. He's a lot of good for me."
She's even got rid of her trademark bright pink hair — it's now platinum blonde. "It was time for a change — I was beginning to look like something out of a cartoon," she says. Her new album also reflects Pink's more mellow mood. Previous punk anthems like Let's Get the Party Started, have been replaced by tuneful thoughtful songs.
"Some people my be disappointed that I'm changing direction away from hard punk, but I've grown up and this is me right now," Pink says. "I'm also trying to mend relations with my parents and I'm getting there."
Pink says she used to believe that she would die at 27. "I had this thing about living fast and dying young," she says. "But now I've decided I want to live as long as I can.
"I want to be a granny with green hair and big boots singing to my grandchildren on the porch." Now there's something to look forward to! (Judson Bennett/The Independent)